Last chance to have your say on Council’s proposed budget

Published: 28 January 2022

Council house exterior at night

This year’s consultation runs until Friday, 28 January

From bin collections to pothole repairs and adult social care to fostering, we provide over 200 services to the residents of Derby. Each year, we have to put together a balanced budget (the Medium-Term Financial Plan or MTFP) that explains how and where we’re proposing to spend our money. 
As part of this, we give you, our residents, a chance to have your say on our proposals. Today is the last day for residents to have a say about our proposed MTFP for 2022/23 to 2024/25 and Council Plan so if you want to have your say, now is the time! 
Like many local authorities, we’re facing a financial challenge with increased demand and costs for our services and reduced grants from central government to help us pay for services. The Council is proposing over £13 million of savings for next year alongside looking at ways we can become more efficient and minimise any impact to those frontline services such as Social Care and waste collections that our residents rely on. Forecast needs and costs for next year also require a Council Tax increase of 1.99% with an additional 1% Social Care Precept. 
Despite the challenges brought on by increasing demands for services and the pandemic, we still want to be ambitious in our plans for the city and want to work with the city, for the city.
As part of our vibrant and ambitious plans, we’ve proposed a three-year Capital investment programme of £291 million, including the opening of the state-of-the-art Moorways Sports Village in the Spring. Over the past year, the Council approved major investment in a Performance Venue at Becketwell, job creation at SmartParc in Spondon and £69 million of transport investment through the Transforming City Programme. Over the next three years the refurbished Market Hall will re-open, and further investment will be made in our flood defences and riverside redevelopment.
This year’s consultation runs until Friday 28 January for citizens to have their say. 
Subject to the consultation, the Council Plan and MTFP will be adopted by Council at the end of February 2022.

Take part in this year’s Budget Consultation today on the Let’s Talk Derby website

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